Conservation Plans and Agreements




Habitat Conservation Plan

Data Definitions

Title
Lanai Meteorological Towers
USFWS Region(s)
1
USFWS Field Office(s)
Pacific Islands Fish And Wildlife Office
Permits
TE194350-0 , TE194350-1
Status
I
NEPA Process
environmental assessment
Involved Agency
USFWS
Budget Type
No budget type
  • Date Information
  • Date Assistance Initiated
    06/06/2007
    Date Application Received
    06/23/2008
    Date of Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS
    ---
    Date Noticed in Federal Register
    07/08/2008
    Date Permit Issued
    09/26/2008
    Date Application Withdrawn
    ---
    Date Permit Expired
    ---
    Date Permit Denied
    ---
    Date Permit Suspended
    ---
    Date Permit Revoked
    ---
  • Area Description Information
  • Location
    Lanai Island
    Listed Species
  • Bat, Hawaiian hoary - (Lasiurus cinereus semotus) Entire E
  • Petrel, Hawaiian - (Pterodroma sandwichensis) Entire E
  • Shearwater, Newell's Townsend's - (Puffinus auricularis newelli) Entire T
  • Stilt, Hawaiian - (Himantopus mexicanus knudseni) E
  • Non-Listed Species
    No non-listed species
    Habitat
    Ohia/Uluhe Forest
    States
  • Hawaii
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
  • 17.4 acres (Hawaii)
    Project monitoring area is 11.4 acres. Conservation area is 3 or 6 acres depending on level of impacts detected.
  • Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
    Project monitoring area is 11.4 acres. Conservation area is 3 or 6 acres depending on level of impacts detected.
    Encompassed Planning Area? (by state)
  • No
  • Acreage Protected
    6 acres
    Acreage Created/Enhanced/Restored
    6 acres
    Acreage Adversely Affected
    No info
  • Other Information
  • Applicant Type
    corporation
    Land Use
    business/commercial construction
    Duration
    7 years, 5 months
    The original permit TE194350-0 issued September 26, 2008 with a 2-year term was due to expire March 1, 2010. Permit authorization for incidental take of covered species was extended for 6 years (through March 1, 2016). The extension was granted April 13, 2012, with issuance of permit TE194350-1.
    Reporting Frequency
    Annual monitoring & reporting on project activities as described in Section 6.3 of HCP; reports must contain summary of documented incidental take, & adjusted take calculations per Appendix 6 of HCP.
    Report Received Date(s)
    No info
    Monitoring Notes
    No info
    Additional Notes
    Prior to expiration of the incidental take permit in March 2010, the applicant requested that the permit be extended for 6 years (through March 1, 2016). In accordance with regulations at 50 CFR 13.22(c), the applicant may continue the activities authorized by the expired permit until the Service has acted on the application for renewal. While the applicant has since removed five of the six towers originally constructed, the incidental take permit extension would cover the operation of all seven towers so that the applicant could reinstall and operate the meteorological towers without further amending the incidental take permit should additional wind data be needed. The applicant agreed to extend their Memorandum of Understanding with the State of Hawaii, which implemented the mitigation measures on behalf of the applicant, to ensure that the State continues to have access to manage and monitor the mitigation site for the full term of the incidental take permit. The applicant also extended a Performance Bond secured to fund additional mitigation should it be required.
    Plan/Agreement Documents
    Biological Opinion
    NEPA - FONSI
    Set of Findings
    NEPA - EA
    The HCP
    NEPA - EA
    The HCP
    Final Documents
    Final Documents
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    Federal Register Documents
    Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Incidental Take Permit Application; Habitat Conservation Plan and Associated Documents; Meteorological Towers, Lanai, HI (12/07/2011)
    Incidental Take Permit Application for Construction and Operation of Seven Meteorological Towers on Lanai, Hawaii (07/08/2008)

    Report generated on: February 13, 2016
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